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"SHELTER AID FOR ELDERLY RENTERS (SAFER)" PROGRAM

WHAT Cash rental assistance to eligible senior residents of British Columbia who pay rent for their homes.
WHYTo subsidize senior rent, allowing them to stay in their place of residence to live independent lives.
WHEREBritish Columbia Housing
(BC Housing)
British Columbia, Canada.


Program Description


"The Shelter Aid for Elderly Renters (SAFER) program helps make rents affordable for BC seniors with low to moderate incomes. SAFER provides monthly cash payments to subsidize rents for eligible BC residents who are age 60 or over and who pay rent for their homes. BC Housing provides SAFER subsidies to more than 15,000 senior households renting apartments in the private market, including singles, couples and people sharing a unit."

-bchousing.org

Rental assistance ligibility requirements are:

-Senior must be 60 or older
-Senior must have lived in British Columbia for 12 months immediately preceding application
Senior and spouse (living together) meet the citizenship requirements
Senior pays more than 30% of gross (before tax) monthly household income towards the rent of home
source: bchousing.org

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